The ceremonial opening of the D interactive smart classroom complex of the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) was held on 22nd of March 2022 at the D block with the presence of the honorable Vice Chancellor, Prof. Jayantha Lal Ratnasekera and other distinguished invitees. D interactive smart classroom complex consists of three classrooms of capacity 48 (2 classes) and 112 (1 class). All the three classrooms are equipped with a smart interactive board, display screens, a graphic tablet and a FM mic for the teacher, microphones for the students, a sound system and fast internet connections through cable and Wi-Fi. In addition, the facility to plug personal laptops of each student is also provided. The classrooms are prepared with comfortable furniture with a relaxing environment for an effective teaching and learning process. These interactive smart classrooms are made with the goal to promote the leaner centered teaching and to make the globe closer to the undergraduates of our university by video conferencing capabilities and distance interactive teaching methods.
This facility was made under the Activity 03 of the AHEAD ELTA-ELSE Faculty Development Project and was funded by the AHEAD ELTA-ELSE Faculty Development grant won by the Faculty of Applied Sciences. This activity was coordinated by Prof. Pamoda B. Ratnaweera (Activity 03 Coordinator) and Dr. Sandhya Senevirathna (Sub-Coordinator-Activity 03). Without the support of Prof. Jagath Pitawala (Dean, FAS), Asso. Prof. Sandya Kumari (Project Coordinator), Mr. F.F.A. Farouk (Works Engineer), Mr. Thisara Perera (Network Administrator), Academic Staff of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Mr. Indika Weerasundara (System Analyst), Technical Officers of the Department of Computer and Informatics, TEC and Procurement committee members, Ms. Wasana Nadeeshani (FAS Project Assistant) and OTS office members, this classroom complex will not be a reality. We are also grateful to the constructor Mr. Dasan and the suppliers, Leema Creations for all the furniture and John Keels, Prome and Dynamic AV Technologies for the electronic items and sound systems, for their collaborative efforts to make this environment perfect and amazing.